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Lent 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I am indebted to Rev. W.M. Cwirla for some thoughts on this text. Soli Deo Gloria! In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Most dangerous things have a fail-safe device. A fail-safe device responds in a way that will cause no harm, or at least […]

Prosper Gueranger on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Let us also listen, with holy fear, to what our Savior tells us with regard to our invisible enemies. They are so powerful and crafty, that our resistance would be useless, unless we had God on our side, and His holy angels, who watch over us and join us in the great combat. It is […]

Luther on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We need to know that Christ’s work of driving out the devil never ceases but continues to go on in the Christian world until the Last Day. Wherever Christ’s kingdom is, his wondrous work continues, causing the dumb to speak, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear. When Christ came in to the […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

(Jesus’) parabolic retort (“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, etc.”) seems at first to be saying little more than, “If the devil is behind this , how come he’s fighting against himself?” But what Jesus really seems to be getting at, once again, is the inability of the world to straighten itself up […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The mystery that Jesus is sacramentalizing by riding triumphally into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey is his parousia, his coming as a king in peace and as a judge in vindication. Had he been coming as a king to make war, or as a judge to settle scores, he would presumably have come […]